This I-day, I want to free myself from distractions: Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]oday, youth and, in fact, a majority of our country’s population do not want to face the reality. We will go to any lengths ‘not’ to know about ‘what’ is going on in our surroundings. We are happy just to sit on the couch and watch Tom and Jerry shows.

We do this because it is easier —  and less painful — to live in denial. Living like this makes us believe that everything is fine and we are going in the right direction. This fear of facing reality is not good for the health of our society, says filmmaker Anubhav Sinha.

If we really want to grow, the first thing we have to do is to turn off the television. Once we turn the television off, we will realise what is on our plate.

Then, it will dawn upon us that the food is not appropriate and we will try to address the problem. This is the only way we will start facing the problems of society and, once we see it in stark clarity, only then will we work towards finding the solution.